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Beef koftas with yoghurt garlic sauce

As the weather gets warmer and days longer, beef koftas with salad is one of my favourite dishes to make. With the yoghurt garlic sauce, these koftas are packed with aromatic spice and flavour.
You can also cook these koftas on a stick, one of the most basic, ancient forms of cooking. It also makes it a lot of fun to eat and the kids will love it.
Ingredients: 1 kg mince beef2 tablespoons parsley, chopped finely¼ cup bread crumbs1 ½ tablespoon ground cumin2 tablespoon yoghurt (heaped)Juice of ½ lemon1 onion, minced2 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon saltPepper to taste
Yoghurt sauce: 4 tablespoons yoghurt1 small cloves of garlic1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon lemon

Method: Mix all the kofta ingredients togetherShape into short sausage shapesHeat a non-stick pan until hotPlace the koftas on the pan and turn the heat to mediumCook until brown on all sides – approximately 3 minutes on each side

Don’t overcook – cut one open to see whether they are cooked and still moist.
Serve with salad, p…

Salted caramel cookies

This salted caramel cookie has been inspired by a Land O Lakes recipe. The cookie is short, the caramel sweet and creamy and the salt brings a nice balance. Plus Mr Bball loves salted caramel so he loved them!  
Cookie: 2/3 cups unsalted butter½ cup sugar2 egg yolks1 teaspoon vanilla1 ½ cups all purpose flour
Caramel filling: 125g sweeten condensed milk2 tablespoons of Greek yoghurtSalt to taste
Cookie: Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla with an electric beater until creamyAdd flour and mix in thoroughlyRefrigerate for 1 hourMeanwhile, heat oven to 200 degrees fan forcedShape cookies into small bowls – the cookie dough is very crumbly. Don’t worry – handle with care thoughOnce all the cookies are rolled out place your thumb (or the bottom of an egg) in the middle of each cookie to make a well – the cookie may crack.Cook for approximately 8-10 minutes or until brownLet the cookies cool.
Caramel filling Heat the sweeten condensed milk until it thickens and starts to dar…